Airport Reading

For my recent trip north I bought two books at the airport; one going up and one going down. As I'm quite interested in politics, especially the electoral process, on the way up north I settled on "The Crikey Guide to the 2007 Election". Although I found much of the book went through material I … Continue reading Airport Reading

Walsh Bay, Sydney Australia

Harbour Day

It was one of those really great winter days in Sydney, where the sky is blue, the sun is warm, and there's lots to do. Although unfortunately I didn't make it to the Italian Festival in East Sydney, I had a really enjoyable day hanging out around Circular Quay and Walsh Bay. The day started … Continue reading Harbour Day

Babooshka

In stark contrast to last week when I went to the Unisex Amateur Strip Night, tonight I went to a rather erudite discussion at Glebe Books about the forthcoming Federal Election, followed by tapas at a nearby Spanish restaurant. The occasion was a discussion between former ABC journalist and now political aspirant, Maxine McKew and … Continue reading Babooshka

Edmund White

I had a lovely surprise at work today, being presented with this autographed copy of the new book by Edmund White, an autobiography. White had been in to work a few days ago and I'd mentioned to a colleague how much I'd enjoyed A Boy's Own Story (and after that "The Beautiful Room Is Empty") … Continue reading Edmund White